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DOES MY BUSINESS REALLY NEED A WEBSITE? Part 5: WE SELL PRODUCTS BUT NOT ONLINE, SO WHY DO WE NEED A WEBSITE?
You may have a high street shop with no intention to sell online, but you still want local people to visit and buy from you. If you sell a line of products / brands that are highly sought after, it’s likely that a lot of potential customers will be constantly...read more
DOES MY BUSINESS REALLY NEED A WEBSITE? Part 4: WE HAD A WEBSITE BUILT YEARS AGO BUT IT DOESN’T DO ANYTHING FOR US
We frequently come across the argument “We had a website built years ago but it doesn't do anything for us”. Usually we’re talking to the potential customer purely because they had a website built years ago and it patently won’t be doing anything for them. Quite often...read more
DOES MY BUSINESS REALLY NEED A WEBSITE? Part 3: WE ALREADY HAVE A FACEBOOK PAGE, SO WHY WOULD WE NEED A SEPARATE WEBSITE?
Have you got a Facebook page? A LinkedIn business page? A Twitter profile? Brilliant! It's easy to set these up - less easy to keep up to them with cogent, interesting and engaging content, but it shows you've at least thought about your web presence. You might even...read more
Having a website involves five basic costs: 1. site design, 2. the development of the site, 3. hosting of the site, 4. maintaining the site, and 5. registering the domain name. Site design deals with the way the site looks. The development of the site is the actual...read more
We've spent years helping SMEs to plan marketing strategies, and we're still amazed how many companies still don't have a website, or even worse, have one that isn't fit for purpose. So does your business really need a website? In truth, every business needs a...read more
Last September, I wrote an article that looked at the advances that are currently taking place in the world of stem cell technology - Digital Immortality – Are You In?. One element being that according to Ray Kurzweil, Google’s director of engineering, an entire...read more
Yesterday, a couple of us TrainStormers met up with a potential new client in Bradford (that's the UK version, not any of the US ones). After the meeting we found that our poor tummies were rumbling, so we set off in search of sustenance. Now, Bradford is a city that...read more
Alex Kirby of AK Yachts has no problem selling his boats. What he does struggle with is finding enough boats to meet demand. This is where Boats 4 Cash comes in. TrainStorm Media is currently building Alex a shiny new AK Yachts website, and Alex had assumed that he...read more
I think most developers would agree that any Internet browser's better than IE. I might be wrong, but actually, I have clients, such as accountants and sports coaches who have moved on to other options for preference. I personally moved onto Mozilla Firefox quite...read more
Networking. Love it or hate it, or think that you hate it and realise that you don't actually hate it that much at all! I've recently started attending a very good networking event. The "We Mean Business" get-togethers at Bailiff Bridge in Yorkshire are extremely well...read more
I recently had a meeting with a potential client who has since turned into a full-blown follower of TrainStorm Media - Halleluiah!! During the course of that preliminary meeting I stated the importance of asking for and acquiring LinkedIn recommendations. She...read more
What do you do if someone actively breaks your product? Sue them? Reward them? George Hotz received both of these reactions from Sony and Google respectively. There have been many infamous techno-crooks over the years, from Kevin Mitnick’s phone phreaking antics to...read more
The thought of attending networking events usually fills me with mild dread, wondering whether all other attendees will be everyone-else-knowing veterans, thus setting me out as a must-not-be-allowed-in outsider. Even though I’m relatively chatty, I’m a polite type of...read more
How Using Facebook Could Inadvertently be Upsetting Your Friends It’s easy to see how you could advertently upset people by misusing (or using if you’re that way inclined) the features made available by Facebook. There was also always a chance that you could do this...read more
Did anyone ever imagine a day when the mighty Facebook might be threatened? But they must feel that they are! Their potential younger audience is being inveigled by the likes of Instagram and SnapChat, and Google are pressing for the rest of it. But Facebook saw off...read more
Where does the time go? Not to all the things that we'd like, that's for sure. Personally, we've been meaning to get back into the habit of writing these blog posts on a regular basis. Unfortunately (or fortunately I suppose) we're so busy elsewhere, we just haven't...read more